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E.I. Medical Imaging Introduces Ibex® LS Portable Ultrasound System

Posted by Jim Turner on Thu, May 01, 2014 @ 01:54 PM

IbexLSsmallE.I. Medical Imaging is very proud to announce they have added another product to its already stellar group of durable and portable veterinary ultrasound systems. Joining the Ibex® Lite and the Ibex® Pro is the new Ibex® LS.  

The Ibex® LS has been specifically developed to replace the very popular Bantam model of portable veterinary ultrasound systems.  The Ibex® LS will also be manufactured and serviced at the company headquarters in Loveland, Colorado. The Bantam portable ultrasound is no longer being manufactured at their facility and in August, 2015, the Bantam reaches its end of service life.  The new Ibex® LS replaces the Bantam with all the features and the same durability and portability of the Ibex® Lite. "We knew this day was coming and we wanted to be prepared to offer all of our customers an alternative that is affordable and will continue to provide them with the best possible portable veterinary ultrasound unit for their needs", said E.I. Medical Imaging's president, Chas Maloy.
The Ibex® LS is specifically designed with the swine market in mind.  "Our swine customers are the largest number of customers currently using our Bantam model and we wanted to offer them the latest in technology and advancements our company can provide", said Maloy.  He added, "The swine customer helped our company reach 30 years of service, we owe it to them to provide the Ibex® LS. We are excited about this offering."

The Ibex® LS unit is nearly identical to the popular Ibex® Lite model, with the difference being it supports a hard wired sector probe and carries with it a two year warranty. The Ibex® LS package comes with a transducer, the Insite® 2 Goggles, hard carrying case and carrying pouch and strap along with other features. The Ibex® is ready to be shipped to customers beginning on May 1, 2014.  The portable and durable veterinary ultrasound unit also comes with the legendary service E.I. Medical Imaging is known for in the veterinary ultrasound industry.

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Tags: Swine Ultrasound, Product Launch, Bantam, durable ultrasound, E.I. Medical Imaging, veterinary ultrasound, affordable ultrasound, Ibex Portable Ultrasound System

For The Portable Ultrasound Business Customer Feedback Is King

Posted by Jim Turner on Wed, Sep 04, 2013 @ 08:50 AM

customersatisfactionIt may be one of the biggest cliche's in the history of business, but it rings true in most cases, "the customer is always right". In the world of durable and portable ultrasound systems this statement is never more apparent and necessary.  It doesn't take too long to understand, without happy customers your business is doomed. At E.I. Medical Imaging customer feedback is taken very seriously.  It shapes the products we produce, it changes the way we do business and it persuades each decision we make on how we run our business.

A good example of this was seen in our recent annual Management Review Meetings (MRM). MRM meetings take place each year with each department participating in the E.I. Medical Imaging family.  This was my first time attending the meetings and I had no idea what to expect.  I was merely going to attend with eyes wide open to see what I might learn from the process and provide feedback myself where I thought it might help.

As I opened my 100+ page booklet of charts, graphs, company literature and information, one of the sections caught my attention, "Customer Feedback".  As a head of the marketing department this was right in my kitchen and something I wanted to pay close attention to as we studied through section after section on each department and their responsibilities. After going through quality assurance, sales, service, product inspections, safety and many other facets of the management review we finally came to the largest section of the book, Customer Feedback.

Fortunately, we don't have many complaints that we have lodged in the previous 12 months, but I can assure you that any complaint received is looked at by each department, and a response or corrective action is taken.  We also want to respond to the customer and their complaint quickly and we handle each to our best ability for complete satisfaction.

We log any customer feedback, both good and poor, into a database and review those regularly.  We send out a customer satisfaction survey to each of our new customers quarterly and they can provide information about their experience with the product and our company.  We listen to customer feedback on the social networks, we hear about it in blog postings and we even pay attention to forums and other places online. If you are talking about the Ibex® or any of the products in our company, we are listening.

At a recent trade show a customer wanted to voice their complaint about an accessory that accompanies our Ibex® Portable Ultrasound system.  They specifically wanted us to know that the carry case their Ibex® Pro arrived with was substandard in their case.  We took immediate corrective action and provided with what we felt was the appropriate response by providing a replacement case to that customer.

We take each piece of feedback and handle each individually, be it a complaint or in many cases we also review customer testimonials.  Recently we received a few praises from those that have been using and implementing their new Ibex® Portable Ultrasound System in their veterinary practice.

Take a moment and fill out your survey and return it if you are a new customer.  We want to hear what you think.  If you have any feedback at all, please let us know.  We feel our customer service is legendary and we aim to continue that level of service.  If you have something you want us to know right now, feel free to comment here, send us the info in a tweet or follow us on Facebook and let us know your thoughts there. As always you can contact us and let us know about your feedback.


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Tags: durable ultrasound, Bovine ultrasound, E.I. Medical Imaging, Equine Ultrasound, Customer Service, portable ultrasound, Ibex Ultrasound, ei medical distributor, e i medical, Customer Feedback

E.I. Medical Imaging Celebrates 29 Years of Innovation in Portable Veterinary Ultrasound

Posted by Jim Turner on Thu, May 23, 2013 @ 11:56 AM

EIMI logo29year resized 600LOVELAND, CO- E.I. Medical Imaging (EIMI) celebrates 2013 with great satisfaction as it enters their 29th year as a worldwide leader in durable portable ultrasound used by veterinarians and others. E.I. Medical Imaging is proud to be the only U.S. based manufacturer of ultrasound designed specifically for veterinary use.

EIMI President, Chas Maloy acquired the company in 2005 and states, “As we commemorate our 29th year of being in the veterinary diagnostics industry, we are proud our business maintains growth in a competitive market.  We continue on our path of acquiring a larger, diverse and an international set of customers, distributors and partners.”

EIMI continues to be an innovative leader in the industry as we grow.  For 2013 EIMI will confidently look to duplicate its growth of better than 30% in each of the last 5 years. We continue to add distributors around the world to help our customers in every industry and any environment. Our customers continue to look for more ways to incorporate ultrasound into their veterinary practices, livestock production and other animal businesses.  We will continue to find ways to work with them to develop products to fit their needs.


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Tags: durable ultrasound, Bovine ultrasound, E.I. Medical Imaging, Equine Ultrasound, portable ultrasound, Ibex Ultrasound, ei medical distributor, e i medical

Ibex Ultrasound "LIVE from AABP 2009", Bovine Ultrasound Video

Posted by Mia Varra on Wed, Aug 04, 2010 @ 03:42 PM

The "Live from AABP 2009" is the most watched ultrasound video!

See what everyone is so interested in.


Bovine Veterinarian Magazine interviewed E.I. Medical Imagingpresident Chas Maloy at the 2009 AABP. Maloy discusses the improvements in software and and hardware to the Ibex system since the launch. He also demonstrates the durable and impact resistant engineering of the Ibex systems.   

For more information about the Ibex Ultrasound, contact 1.866.365.6596 toll free or info@eimedical.com


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Tags: water resistant ultrasound, Ibex ultrasound video, AABP video, ultrasound demonstration video, veterinary ultrasoud video, durable ultrasound, Ibex video

E.I. Medical Imaging Distributor "Probmed" Promotes the Ibex in Turkey

Posted by Mia Varra on Thu, Jul 08, 2010 @ 09:56 AM

Probmed- Turkey


EIMI distributor, Probmed in Turkey announced the Ibex ultrasound to veterinarians at the international fair in May.Visitor from Turkey, Egypt, Iran, Iraq and beyond were in attendance. There was great interest in the portable and durable Ibex. Many veterinarians in these countries battle the most extreme environments so having a system that is so light weight with a long battery life is very appealing to these professionals. We look forward to hearing of Probmed's success in the months to come.

To contact Probmed:
ProbMed Medikal Müh. Ltd. Sti.
Eskisehir Yolu Dumlupinar Bulvari No: 348 /64
ANKARA, 06930
Phone: 0 312 236 25 67
Fax: 0 312 236 25 68
Email: probmed@probmed.com

Tags: extreme ultrasound environments, durable ultrasound, portable ultrasound

Why Bovine Ultrasound?

Posted by Mia Varra on Fri, May 28, 2010 @ 10:36 AM

By: Jill Colloton, DVM Bovine Services, LLC


Pregnancy vs. Open Diagnosis 

Accomplished ultrasonographers can determine pregnant versus open status with excellent accuracy as early as 27 days in cows and 26 days in heifers (Romano, 2006)

27  Day Pregnancy

27 Day Bovine Pregnancy

Ovarian Diagnosis

Palpation is less than 80% accurate for accurate diagnosis of normal ovarian structures.  For diagnosis of cystic ovarian conditions palpation is only from 10% (Stevenson) to 50% (Lievaart) accurate.  Ultrasound can approach 100% for identification of a corpus luteum.  Correct diagnosis of ovarian structures is particularly important to maximize the effectiveness of synchronization programs.

 Mature Follicle with CL

Fluid filled CL.  The thin wall would make it easy to misdiagnose this structure as a follicular cyst on palpatiation

Note the very thin outer walls and irregular shapes of these follicular cysts

Uterine Pathology

Ultrasound can assess the quality of intra-uterine fluid - purulence vs. mucous.  It can also detect very small amounts of fluid that would not be palpable in subclinical metritis cases.  In clinical cases it can determine if the discharge is due to metriris or vaginitis.

Note the clear mucous in the lumen of the uterus on the left side of the screen and the 18mm follicle on the right side.

 Note the flocculence representing purulent material in the lumen of the uterus.  Although in heat this cow would clearly not be fertile.  On palpation this uterus would feel identical to the previous image of a normal uterus.

Fetal Viability

Fetal remnants and placental membranes can remain in utero weeks to months after fetal death (Ginther), creating a false positive diagnosis of pregnancy by palpation.  Lack of fetal viability is readily apparent with ultrasonography.

In this 54 day twin pregnancy the amount of fluid and the size of the amnions is perfectly normal.  However, the flocculence in the amniotic fluid, the lack of heartbeats, and the lack of form in the fetuses confirm fetal death.

Note the extreme flocculence in the pregnancy fluids and the degradation of the dead fetus.  On palpation there would still be cardinal signs of pregnancy, including a membrane slip.

Twin Diagnosis

Skilled ultrasonographers can diagnose more than 90% of twin cases if cows are examined before 100 days in gestation.  Diagnosis of twin pregnancies in the same uterine horn is particularly important due to the high rate of embryonic and fetal loss for unilateral twins (Lopez-Gatius)

Normal bilateral twins at 39 days.

Fetal Sexing

Male fetus at 70 days.  Note the umbilicus at 9:00 and the bright white male genital tubercle just below it at the junction of the umbilicus and body wall.


 Knowing fetal gender is important to producers for cull decisions, marketing decisions, peripartum monitoring, and calf management decisions.

Femal fetus at 65 days.  The perineal area with a cross section of the tail and the bi-lobed female gential tubercle is on the left of the screen.  The tarsi and cloven hooves are well-delineated on the right of the screen.


Fetal Anomalies

Though rare, fetal anomalies such as schistosomus reflexus, multiple heads, fetal ascites, and extreme arthrogryposis are devastating if allowed to go to term.  Ultrasound, particularly at the stage for fetal sexing, can often identify these anomalies much earlier. 

Two-headed fetus.  Fetal anomalies are most often noticed during fetal sexing examinations.

For more bovine ultrasound imagesand cine loop videos by Dr. Colloton and other respected bovine ultrasound practitioner please visit www.eimedical.com. For more information on durable, water- resistant, portable cattle ultrasound equipment the Ibex Pro and Ibex Lite or call toll free 1.866.365.6596 * 970.669.1793

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Tags: cattle ultrasound, durable ultrasound, why bovine ultrasound, benefits of bovine ultrasound, cow ultrasound, dairy ultrasound, fetal sexing ultrasound, twin diagnosis ultrasound, metritis ultrasound, water resistant portable ultrasound

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